James Ray Hart was born on January 1,1944 and is an American professional wrestling manager, executive, composer, and musician currently signed with WWE in a Legends deal.
62 Facts About Jimmy Hart
Jimmy Hart is best known for his work in the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling, where he used the nickname "The Mouth of the South".
Jimmy Hart was briefly the AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion in 1981.
Jimmy Hart was brought into wrestling by Jerry "The King" Lawler, who knew of Hart because both had attended Memphis Treadwell High School.
In 1982, Jimmy Hart earned national headlines doing a program with comedian and television star Andy Kaufman.
Jimmy Hart was nicknamed "The Mouth of the South" due to his loose-lipped style, often augmented by his trademark megaphone, which he used to instruct and encourage his proteges, to discourage and annoy opponents and announcers and as a weapon.
Jimmy Hart later traded Bundy's contract to Bobby "The Brain" Heenan for The Missing Link and Adrian Adonis.
Jimmy Hart helped the latter to establish his "Adorable Adrian" gimmick.
Jimmy Hart teamed him up with Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart to form The Hart Foundation.
On January 26,1987, Jimmy Hart guided the Jimmy Hart Foundation to the WWF World Tag Team Title, which they won from the British Bulldogs.
On July 12,1986, Jimmy Hart won a battle royal to receive $50,000 at Madison Square Garden.
At WrestleMania III, Jimmy Hart was involved in three matches and took some incredible bumps during the show.
Also in 1987, Jimmy Hart managed the WWF Women's Tag Team champions Judy Martin and Leilani Kai, known as The Glamour Girls.
Jimmy Hart was named Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Manager of the Year in 1987, an award he won again in 1994.
At WrestleMania IV, Jimmy Hart received a haircut from Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake, after interfering in the Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship match between Beefcake and the Honky Tonk Man, helping Honky Tonk Man retain the title by getting disqualified.
At SummerSlam 1988, Jimmy Hart accompanied Demolition and Mr Fuji to help retain their WWF Tag Team title against the Jimmy Hart Foundation.
In 1989, Jimmy Hart brought Dino Bravo into his stable after the departure of Frenchy Martin.
In 1990, Jimmy Hart groomed Earthquake to be the man to beat Hulk Hogan.
Jimmy Hart continued his war with his former tag team, the Jimmy Hart Foundation.
In 1991, Jimmy Hart had brought in The Mountie, who had a short reign as Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion in early 1992 after defeating Bret Jimmy Hart on January 17, then losing it just two days later to Rowdy Roddy Piper at the Royal Rumble.
Jimmy Hart broke with Money Inc early in 1993 and turned face when the team attacked Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake.
Jimmy Hart even went so far as to cover an unconscious Beefcake with his own body to stop them from doing more harm.
Jimmy Hart managed both Beefcake and Hogan who at WrestleMania IX lost to Money Inc by disqualification.
At King of the Ring, Jimmy Hart was in Hogan's corner as he lost the WWF World Heavyweight Title back to Yokozuna.
Hogan then had Jimmy Hart manage him when they went to World Championship Wrestling.
At Bash at the Beach in 1994, Jimmy Hart managed Hogan to win his first WCW World Heavyweight Title by defeating "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair.
At Halloween Havoc in 1995, Jimmy Hart turned on Hogan to help The Giant.
Jimmy Hart became the manager of the evil faction, the Dungeon of Doom, created by Kevin Sullivan.
Jimmy Hart wrestled on April 18,1999, to defeat Bubba the Love Sponge by disqualification at a house show.
Jimmy Hart was the first Strapmaster for the Yapapi Indian strap match in which Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair on March 19,2000, at the Uncensored PPV.
At Spring Stampede in 2000, Jimmy Hart faced radio personality Mancow.
In 2002, Jimmy Hart restarted his feud with Jerry Lawler by buying, for the XWF, part of the upstart Memphis Wrestling promotion.
Jimmy Hart would wrestle for Memphis Wrestling from 2003 to 2005.
Jimmy Hart lost to Jimmy Valiant in a Loser Eats Dog Food match on August 2,2003.
In 2007, Jimmy Hart appeared at the PMG Clash of Legends.
On November 7,2008, Jimmy Hart appeared at the Jerry "The King" Lawler 35th anniversary event.
Jimmy Hart made a few appearances with Florida Championship Wrestling, WWE's developmental territory, as a color commentator in 2008.
Jimmy Hart made multiple appearances for WrestleMania Axxess during the week leading up to The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania.
In May 2006, Jimmy Hart traveled to The Funking Conservatory, owned by Dory Funk Jr and Marti Funk, to shoot promos with the students.
Jimmy Hart continues to work at the school and shoot promos.
On January 19,2010, Jimmy Hart announced that his all-female wrestling promotion Wrestlicious would be premiering on MavTV and BiteTV on March 1,2010.
Jimmy Hart wrestled at Pro Wrestling Guerrilla's Kurt RussellReunion II: The Reunioning in a battle royal won by Roddy Piper.
Jimmy Hart currently appears at various professional wrestling conventions and autograph signings around the United States.
Jimmy Hart is a staple at all of the Wrestlereunion shows, and does various appearances as part of the VOC Nation wrestling radio program in Philadelphia on 1360 WNJC.
Jimmy Hart is a regular guest on the VOC Wrestling Nation radio program on WNJC.
In October 2003 Jimmy Hart made his debut for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, hyping a match between Hulk Hogan and Jeff Jarrett, which was eventually scrapped as Hogan decided to return to WWE instead.
On June 19,2005, at Slammiversary pay-per-view, The Naturals were assisted in a title defense against Team Canada by Jimmy Hart, who ran to ringside and threw his megaphone to Chase Stevens, who hit Petey Williams with it and pinned him.
Jimmy Hart acted as the manager of The Naturals until October 3,2005.
On February 14,2010, at Against All Odds, Jimmy Hart made his return to TNA as a heel by helping The Nasty Boys defeat Team 3D in a tag team match.
Jimmy Hart stayed with the company following the incident, but his role was unknown.
On March 1,2011, it was reported that Jimmy Hart had left Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and re-signed with WWE to work on WrestleMania-related projects.
Jimmy Hart has appeared in "Life: for sale" a YouTube series created by Koncrete Inc.
Jimmy Hart composed the themes for SummerSlam '88 and WrestleMania VI.
In September 2007, Jimmy Hart appeared on an episode of The People's Court as a witness for a defendant.
Jimmy Hart is a close friend of Hulk Hogan and is featured on many episodes of Hogan's VH1 reality series, Hogan Knows Best.
Jimmy Hart was a judge on Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling.
Jimmy Hart appears in hair restoration advertisements for Medical Hair Restoration, as a client.
Jimmy Hart has appeared a few times in Hulk Hogan's TV-show Thunder in Paradise.
In 1967, Jimmy Hart appeared in the film It's a Bikini World as a member of The Gentrys.
In 2010, Jimmy Hart appeared in the Insane Clown Posse's film Big Money Rustlas.
In 2011, Jimmy Hart appeared as himself in the Canadian movie Monster Brawl.
Jimmy Hart played the announcer to a wrestling tournament of eight classic monsters that fight to the death.